Widowed in South Africa: A Lonely Path

“For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but often losing everything else as well”, Cherie Blair has said. Blair’s words speak to a reality that Beauty Ndlela, Khulumani Support Group’s Provincial Coordinator in KZN, witnesses regularly. Ndlela has been leading Khulumani’s work on widows, and as … Continue reading Widowed in South Africa: A Lonely Path

Khulumani Attends The National Department of Social Development’s Gala Dinner to Honour Civil Society Organization Involved in Providing Emergency Services to Vunlnerable Women and to Call for a United Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

On the evening of 29 November, amidst the pleasant settings of the Lake Hotel in Benoni, the National Department of Social Development held a dinner for its civil society partners in the struggle to End Violence Against Women and Children. The theme was “Count Me in: Together Moving A Non-Violent South Africa Forward”. The first … Continue reading Khulumani Attends The National Department of Social Development’s Gala Dinner to Honour Civil Society Organization Involved in Providing Emergency Services to Vunlnerable Women and to Call for a United Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Khulumani Putting Young Women at The Centre of Advancing Solution This World AIDS Day 2016

This World AIDS Day, Khulumani celebrates the growing involvement of its members in actions to advance the capacities of women and especially young women, to reduce their vulnerability to HIV infection. Today, Khulumani’s Sharpeville membership is marching to the GREEN DOOR facility that offers emergency shelter to women and children at the home of Khulumani’s … Continue reading Khulumani Putting Young Women at The Centre of Advancing Solution This World AIDS Day 2016

“Why can’t you be like other people?” 

Nolitha Tuta speaks with the dignity borne of having wiped away many tears – her own and those of others.Like every woman, she has played many roles; she speaks as writer, counsellor, sister, daughter, friend, educator. In all these roles, Nolitha has resisted the status quo. She has chosen to stand firm against oppression, side … Continue reading “Why can’t you be like other people?” 

National Emergency Response Team Launched in Fight Against GBV

On 29 November 2016, the Department of Social Development launched the NERT (National Emergency Response Team) initiative has been developed in response to the need of families, individuals, and communities for psychosocial support in the wake of trauma. Victims of gender-based violence (GBV), crime, abuse, as well as natural and man-made accidents are all included … Continue reading National Emergency Response Team Launched in Fight Against GBV

“There is no choice when you have no other choices”

Dudu Ndlovu is talking to me about the sex industry. As Public Education Co-Ordinator at Embrace Dignity, she speaks eloquently of an industry often relegated to the realm of “personal choice”. But Dudu describes another perspective on this industry: that hierarchical structures, rather than individual choices, play a far greater role in driving South Africa’s … Continue reading “There is no choice when you have no other choices”